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Dale Van Pelt papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 16

Scope and Contents

The Dale Van Pelt papers, 1891-1892 (0.75 cubic feet), documents Van Pelt's time as a student at Purdue University. His notes from a Botany class include small drawings and sketches among the notes. The diary includes descriptions of friends, local places, and daily activities. The diary and notes give a sample of early student life at Purdue.


  • 1891 - 1892


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Collection material is in the public domain.

Biographical Information

Dale Van Pelt of Vevay, Indiana, began studying at Purdue University in 1889 and graduated with a B.S. in Mechanics in 1892. In 1892 he was class historian, quarterback of football, President of the Emersonian Society, and art editor of the Debris. After graduation, he worked as an artist for the Indianapolis Sentinel.
Source: Purdue Yearbook, Debris. 1889-1893.


0.05 Cubic Feet (Two folders)


Materials are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Collection materials transferred from Butler University archives via Sally Childs-Helton, April 2008. Date acquired: 05/04/2008.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free boxes.
Dale Van Pelt papers
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Amanda Rumba, Sammie Morris, Shauna Borger
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-12-08 by Shauna Borger and Sammie Morris.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-02-15: Collection rehoused and descriptions updated by Adriana Harmeyer.
  • 2020-04-27: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to align with data entry standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States